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Making up for a low undergraduate gpa?

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Making up for a low undergraduate gpa? [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 22:37
I have a undergraduate gpa of 3.18 from a decent state school majoring in economics.

I went back to school to pursue a masters in economics after a few years of work experience, and my gpa is near a 4.0.

I should finish with at least an A- to A grades in the following classes all at the graduate level:

Econometrics
Time Series Analysis
Probability
Topics in Linear Regression

Are these the type of quant classes that can help make up for a low undergraduate gpa?
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Re: Making up for a low undergraduate gpa? [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 18:01
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Hi roncampb,

Your GPA will be of help. One thing to note is that your reasoning for pursuing business school now will need to be very strong. Admissions teams do not want candidates who they believe are just collecting degrees.

Which MBA programs are you looking at?

Hope this was of help.

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Re: Making up for a low undergraduate gpa? [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 18:26
StacyBlackman wrote:
Hi roncampb,

Your GPA will be of help. One thing to note is that your reasoning for pursuing business school now will need to be very strong. Admissions teams do not want candidates who they believe are just collecting degrees.

Which MBA programs are you looking at?

Hope this was of help.

Cheers,

Conrad and the Stacy Blackman Team


I'm not certain yet which schools that I will be targeting because I don't know for certain where I'll be working. But chances are, it will be in the Chicago area. So, Booth and Kellogg would be ideal part-time. However, I'm not sure even with a 700+ score that I'd stand a chance at these schools. Also, I was wondering how competitive Notre Dame's executive MBA program is? Would that be a possibility down the road?

I don't plan on applying to b-school soon. I am looking at it more 2-3 years down the road. I want to get some more work experience under my belt (hopefully some of it managerial) and spend some time deciding what my goals are within the company that I will be working for. So, I was wondering what advice you could offer somebody like me to help improve my resume? I'm looking at going to school part-time.

Thanks
Re: Making up for a low undergraduate gpa?   [#permalink] 27 Sep 2011, 18:26
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